Amazon enters flight bookings. Is this the beginning of the biggest ever potential upheaval in airline distribution?

For several years since the advent of the large data aggregators like Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, there has been speculation about the potential for…..

WestJet’s Swoop tweaks its distribution to drive improvement in shoulder months

Canada’s WestJet has opted to tweak its distribution strategy for its ULCC subsidiary Swoop after encountering some headwinds during off peak times. Swoop mades its…..

Eurowings opens the door to a whole new world of connection opportunities with new virtual interlining platform

German carrier Eurowings has more than flirted with the idea of flight connections. While its big brother Lufthansa delivers the traditional hub-and-spoke model at its…..

Amadeus sees increased ‘competitive positioning’ in 1Q2019 despite unfavourable market conditions and regional variances

Within what could easily be defined as a complex travel industry environment, IT specialist Amadeus has maintained good momentum into 2019, with healthy growth levels…..

ANA selects OpenJaw Technologies to support its NDC journey and distribution partners will be able to link directly to the carrier’s reservation systems from later this year

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) has selected OpenJaw Technologies to modernise its retailing capabilities and create a New Distribution Capability (NDC) platform. The partnership…..

Sabre begins live testing of its NDC offers with United Airlines and Beyond NDC agency partners

Sabre Corporation has released its first set of New Distribution Capability (NDC) APIs with launch carrier, United Airlines. Sabre’s Beyond NDC agency partners are using…..

Singapore Airlines emerges as IATA’s NDC poster child for Asia

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has emerged as the leader in Asia for adopting and embracing IATA’s National Distribution Capability (NDC). While most airlines in the region…..

Evolving distribution systems: where are we up to? Rich content, NDC and more

Everyone’s keen to expand reach and leverage revenue, ancillary or otherwise. Achieving optimum value is an elusive and constantly shifting goal, as new competitive entities…..

Amadeus builds up its North American portfolio after scoring key wins with Air Canada and Southwest

Amadeus has scored an important win in North America during 2017 after Air Canada named the company as the supplier of its new passenger service…..

British Airways to use NDC to deliver its cheapest air fares to European market

British Airways (BA) revealed last week that it will use New Distribution Capability (NDC) technology to deliver new short haul air fares to the market…..

Finnair takes digital to its heart as it opens the door to the new world of distribution

Nordic flag carrier Finnair has always been open to innovation and the airline is now blazing a trail to take advantage of new distribution methods…..